I'm Leigh - my passion is empowering people to restore their health and improve their lives through Pilates. Pure Pilates is a fully equipped boutique studio in Oklahoma City, OK. I am the studio owner and a Classical Pilates instructor. My daily mission is to help my clients discover quality movement so they feel great. Every lesson is about building strength, suppleness, endurance, balance, and health in the whole body. I invite you my little oasis of restoration and refreshment.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, educated at New York University in Art History, Leigh’s teaching path began after a career in meeting and event planning. An avid aerobics and step student, Leigh began teaching group fitness for fun in 2003. After years of teaching a strenuous high impact schedule, Leigh developed chronic back pain. Nothing she tried was helpful until she found Pilates. Her consistent Pilates practice healed her body, relieved her pain and changed perception of exercise.
In 2008, Her interest in working with people more effectively led her to The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program in Boulder, CO. The Pilates Center’s 950 hour curriculum is one of the most respected, comprehensive and rigorous training programs in the world.
In 2018, Leigh completed the Master Teacher program through The Pilates Center. She is also a Host Advisor for The Pilates Center (students in the Teacher Training Program at The Pilates Center can be mentored and work in her studio to complete much of their training and testing). Leigh completed the Post-Graduate Program at The Pilates Center in 2022, focusing on young athletes and performance. Her "PRE-Formance" Pilates program is being used by coaches and teams to help athletes perform in optimal health, integrity and efficiency. She is currently working on her second Post-Graduate program, focusing on the Archival work of Mr. Pilates in the early 1940's.